Lisa M. Pennie Sims

Doctor of Education - Educational Leadership


Castro Valley, CA

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were

-My family has been the greatest support through this educational process. If this ever changing world has taught me anything especially these last few months, it's that I have a wonderful family that can lean on and depend on one another. During my studies, the love and patience you have shared when I have needed time to be in class, or to study and write were so appreciated. I thank you so much!

My favorite SMC memory is

I have many great SMC memories. My favorite memory is of the ABD celebration for EdD-Cohort '15. Having an intimate moment of celebration between our cohort members and those that followed in the cohorts behind us, along with faculty was a moment forever marked in my heart.

I'm looking forward to most

After graduation I am looking forward to further developing the work I have researched throughout my graduate studies. The work is fulfilling and I am grateful I have had the opportunity to do what I love (support efficacy and advocacy) while furthering my education.
If you think you’re too small to make a difference, spend a night with a mosquito.
— African Proverb